News & Updates

On the anniversary of VE Day Torcuil Crichton recounts the remarkable story of his late uncle, the late Alasdair Crichton who was an elder in our congregation, and his experiences at the end of WWll.

Last December, just as we approached the shortest day of the year, we buried our uncle Alasdair at the Braighe cemetery, a mile or two from the Isle of Lewis village where he was born.

At the age of 94, Alasdair Crichton, my father’s brother, was the last of the men in the WWII generation of veterans from Swordale.

My father used to tease him about how being a 1945 recruit he never actually made it to the war.

That was only partially true, as I discovered when I went to visit my uncle in the summer of 2011, fresh from Westminster’s political battlefields.

Read more about 'Alasdair Crichton, last of the VE Day Generation'...

Service Details - Sunday 17 May

11am Service: Facebook Live, YouTube and our sermons page at stornowayfreechurch.com/sermons

Rev Kenneth I Macleod
Sermon: Mark 4:3-8, 'Listen Carefully'

6.30pm Service: Facebook Livestream (click here)

Rev James Maciver
Sermon: Luke 22:61-62, 'The Look of Jesus'

Read more about 'Service Details - Sunday 17 May'...

Service Details - Sunday 10 May

11.00am Service: Facebook Livestream

Rev James Maciver leads us in this act of morning worship in a service livestreamed from home. He considers 'The Voice of Jesus' in John 11:43-44

 

6.30pm Service: Facebook Live, YouTube and at StornowayFreeChurch.com/sermons

Rev Kenneth I Macleod leads this act of evening worship in a service recorded at home. He looks at Psalm 42 verses 2 and 8 and considers 'Tears, Fears, Faith and Song'.

Read more about 'Service Details - Sunday 10 May'...

Pastoral Reflection for Thursday, 7th May

A Reflection on Psalm 121

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved: He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper: the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and in from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 121

This is a psalm that is all about being Kept. I am sure that is something we all want for our lives-to be kept. Kept safe. Kept from danger. Kept from falling. Kept from hurt and harm. Kept from being lost. Kept from shame. Kept close to the Lord. We live in such a dangerous, deceptive and uncertain world. A world that is constantly threatening us spiritually, morally, physically, mentally at every turn; so the theme of being kept is really precious to us.

Read more about 'Pastoral Reflection for Thursday, 7th May'...

The Free Church of Scotland's Mission Board has received a report from Rev. Samit Mishra concerning the desperate situation in central India due to Covid-19.

Pastors and church planters received their salaries up to the end of February. Yet due to lack of offerings, they have not been paid since. This scenario is repeated in the two Mission Schools at Chhapara and Lakhnadon. As the schools are shut, no fees are coming in and the staff are not being paid. Many members of staff have extended families that rely on their income.

Read more about 'Appeal for India'...

Service Details: Sunday 3rd May

11.00am Service: Facebook Live, YouTube and our sermons page at stornowayfreechurch.com/sermons

Rev Kenneth I Macleod leads us in this act of morning worship in a service recorded at home. He looks at 'The Shepherd's Rod and Staff' from Psalm 23:4

6.30pm Service: Facebook Livestream (click here)


Rev James Maciver will lead this act of morning worship in a service livestreamed from home. He will look at 'The Touch of Jesus' in Mark 1:40-42.

Read more about 'Service Details: Sunday 3rd May'...

Service Details: Sunday 26 April

Rev James Maciver will lead this act of morning worship in a service livestreamed from home. He will look at 'The Self Isolation of Jesus' in John 17:19.
 

6.30pm Service:Facebook Live, YouTube and our sermons page at stornowayfreechurch.com/sermons

Rev Kenneth I Macleod leads us in this act of evening worship in a service recorded at home. He looks at Matthew 14:28-31 and considers 'The Ups and Downs of Peter's Faith'.

Read more about 'Service Details: Sunday 26 April'...

Pastoral Reflection for Thursday, April 23rd

Part two of a two part series on the Lord's Prayer

“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Matthew Chap 6v10-13

Prayer is the most amazing privilege and blessing given to us. Jesus gave a short model of prayer to help us as we approach God. We looked at the first part of the prayer. We saw who it is we pray to-“Our Father”. Although His presence fills the whole earth, yet heaven is His home-“In Heaven”. We also saw the attitude and spirit of awe, respect and reverence we should have as we come into His presence-“Hallowed Be Your Name.” Finally we saw that before presenting our own personal requests, we must seek the extension and growth of God’s kingdom-“Your Kingdom Come.”

Read more about 'Pastoral Reflection for Thursday, April 23rd'...

Service Details: Sunday 19 April

11am Service: Facebook Live, YouTube and our sermons page at stornowayfreechurch.com/sermons

Rev Kenneth I Macleod

Sermon Title: Jesus in the Dark

 

6.30pm Service: Facebook Livestream (click here)

Rev James Maciver

Sermon Title: When God Dealt with a Rising Death Toll.

 

Read more about 'Service Details: Sunday 19 April'...

Service Details - Sunday 12th April

11am Service: Facebook Livestream (click here)

Rev James Maciver

Sermon Title: A Living Hope through Christ’s Resurrection

 

6.30pm Service: Facebook Live, YouTube and our sermons page at stornowayfreechurch.com/sermons

Rev Kenneth I Macleod

Sermon Title: Christ's Triumph Over the Grave

Read more about 'Service Details - Sunday 12th April'...

1 2 3 4 5 ... 57